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Mon December 2, 2013
The future of the news in Michigan
Newspapers aren’t what they used to be.
Newsrooms are smaller and big stories are being missed.
Case in point: The Flint Journal apologized recently for not informing voters that a city council candidate was also a convicted murderer until a day after he won the election.
So how will people stay informed as newspapers and their staffs are shrinking?
Here to discuss the state of the newspaper industry is James O’Shea. He’s the Howard Marsh Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan, and the author of “Deal from Hell, a book that looks at the struggles of the newspaper business. He’s also the former editor of the Los Angeles Times. Joining us as well is Mike MacLaren, executive director of the Michigan Press Association.
Listen to the full interview above.